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- Architects: Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados
- Location: Santos - São Paulo, Brazil
- Authors: Reinach, Maurício Mendonça
- Area: 4481.0 m2
- Project Year: 2016
- Collaborators: Tony Chen, Victor Gonçalves, Camila Osele, Taís Vieira, Luena Vettorazzo, Raquel Gonçalves, Silvia Mori, Venâncio Alves, Flávia Henriques, Manuel Tojal, Guilherme Nakata, Lucas Ferreira, Lucas Pohl, Alessandra Musto.
- Lightning: Franco + Fortes Lighting Design
- Electric Installations: Rasmoska Castellani
- Hydraulic Installations: Rasmoska Castellani Paisagismo: Barbieri + Gorski Arquitetos Associados
- Structure: Campanhia de Projetos
- Construction: Construtora CPD
Text description provided by the architects. A building constructed in 1970 decade was disable because of its inappropriate preservation. A completely renovation and a modern design were requested to follow the city revitalization.
The goal was a renovation of the building as well as of the surroundings, thus the sidewalks were enlarged and a new street paving was made.
The ground floor, previously closed and turned to indoors, is now open and facing the street. It also hosts an art gallery and a café – both surrounded by a large water mirror - attracting the outside pedestrians to enter.
The roof top floor, that was earlier only a technical slab, was turned into a collective living space and a city lookout along with an auditorium and an event space. Apart from the new uses of the public areas, the main proposal was creating a metallic sunscreen panel, that completely covers the west façade and goes until the top, becoming a generous pergola. The existing mosaic tile coating remained, but with a new layout andcovered with a secondary metallic skin.
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